1 hour / .75K return
Elevation Gain: 50m
at the end of the Red Rock Parkway approximately 15km from the main highway in Waterton National Park.
The Red Rock Parkway is located in a
Montane ecological zone, where grass
lands meet mountains. Wildflowers in
June and July are worth the visit
alone. It's also a good area for
wildlife viewing especially early
mornings. Red Rock canyon is considered more of a walk
than hike. There
fenced paved walkway that runs along the
top of the canyon, up one side crosses a bridge than returns back
on the other side. The canyon
consists of beautiful red and green
layered rock with a crystal clear
stream flowing at it's bottom.
During the summer months the clear
stream pools are often visited by
bathers who walk upstream starting
from the parking lot. If you're staying at the
Falls and Red Rock
Canyon make for a nice evening
outing. The bridge found next
to the parking lot is the start of
the South Kootenay Pass trail
leading towards Lone, Lost, Twin
You may see horse outfitters, back packers and mountain bikers heading out from
here. Expect hoards of people and little to no parking during the summer months.
I would avoid taking a holiday trailer as there is no where to park it.
Local campgrounds include
Bertha Lake back country campground shown in photos below,
Alderson Lake back country campground,
Canyon, Rowe Lakes and
Wall Lake are
also located in this area.
You are in bear country.